The Apache Junction Municipal Court has issued Administrative Order 2020-01 IN THE MATTER OF DISPENSING JUSTICE DURING A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19. The Administrative Order can be read by clicking here
The Arizona Supreme Court has issued Administrative Order 2020-114 "Authorizing Limitation Of Court Operations During A Public Health Emergency And Transition To Resumption Of Certain Operations" which can be viewed by clicking here.
The Apache Junction Municipal Court is also following ’’HEALTH SCREENING PROTOCOLS" as described in Administrative Directive 2020-10 which can be viewed by clicking here.
Due to the concern of the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus, the Apache Junction Municipal Court is taking precautions to ensure the health and wellness of all court visitors. The Apache Junction Municipal Court remains open to serve the public. Nevertheless, given the current emergency, and in the interest of public safety, certain limitations and changes in court practices are necessary.
EFFECTIVE MONDAY MAY 11, 2020: Face masks must be worn by all persons entering the court building beyond the payment/information window.
Screenings will be conducted at the courthouse to determine if any visitor is presenting with symptoms of COVID-19 coronavirus or other communicable disease.
NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE COURT BUILDING:
That displays signs or symptoms of illness/respiratory infection including (but not limited to) any of the following:
SHORTNESS OF BREATH
That has had contact with a person known to have or under investigation for COVID-19
That has returned from international travel or been on a cruise within the last 14 days
To comply with recommended social distancing, the court is limiting the number of people being allowed in the building. People appearing that are not a party on a case will not be permitted in the courthouse. The court has a customer service counter (payment/information window) separate from the courthouse portion of the building where customers can receive assistance with court matters that are not on the court calendar.
INFORMATION REGARDING CURRENT PAYMENT CONTRACTS
Cases with existing non-delinquent payment contracts (must be current on payments) will automatically have a 30 day grace period added prior to any delinquency notices being prepared. The automated system generated text/phone message reminders will continue to be sent based on the original payment contract due date but no additional action will occur until the 30 day grace period has passed.
IF YOUR CASE IS CIVIL: (civil city code violation, civil traffic or parking)
The court is rescheduling certain cases and attempting to resolve as many cases as possible without an appearance. Some cases (primarily civil city code, parking and civil traffic cases) may be able to be resolved telephonically or in writing (regular mail, email or fax)
To see a list of cases currently scheduled for civil appearances, please view the "Court Schedule" page of the website. The lists will be published based on having an existing appearance date as of April 6, 2020. The lists are not updated daily; if you resolve your citation or extend your appearance date, your name will still display on that original list until an updated list is posted.
Additional Details exclusive to Civil Traffic Cases can be viewed at the Civil Traffic Updates page link.
For CRIMINAL Cases-The court calendar is being monitored daily. Please review the court calendars posted on the "Court Schedule" page or contact the court to determine the status of your case.
CONTACT THE COURT
You may always contact the court by phone, email, mail or fax
We have limited staff available to answer phone calls during normal business hours. If we are experiencing a high number of calls, you will have an option to leave a message. Calls will be returned as soon as possible but no later than the end of the next business day. You will also have an option to leave a message if calling outside of the regular business hours.
When leaving a message, please provide detailed information regarding the nature of your call and provide a way to contact you back (telephone number and/or email address).
The court will review emails at least one time per business day. Email communication may need to be reviewed by the prosecutor or the judge before the court can respond to you.
Apache Junction Municipal Court
300 E Superstition Blvd.
Apache Junction AZ 85119
NOTICE: The Community Service program operated from the City of Apache Junction complex is temporarily suspended due to the current public health emergency.